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August 12, 1989 | KEN McALPINE, Special to The Times and Ken McAlpine is a free-lance writer in Ventura
It was quite a welcome. Three days after a wide-eyed, naive 22-year-old Johnny Goldberg had arrived in California for a vacation, a gunman relieved him of his naivete and $3,000 in cash. "I had a gun put in my mouth in Santa Monica," said Goldberg, who until that point had lived a sheltered life in the confines of Johannesburg's wealthy northern suburbs. "It was a real eye-opener for me." The education continued.
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September 9, 1992 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
According to current wisdom, it doesn't do a body good to only move to an aerobics beat or focus on the joggers' path. This is the age of diversity, of mix-and-match activities to develop strength, endurance and flexibility.
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September 9, 1992 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
According to current wisdom, it doesn't do a body good to only move to an aerobics beat or focus on the joggers' path. This is the age of diversity, of mix-and-match activities to develop strength, endurance and flexibility.
SPORTS
August 12, 1989 | KEN McALPINE, Special to The Times and Ken McAlpine is a free-lance writer in Ventura
It was quite a welcome. Three days after a wide-eyed, naive 22-year-old Johnny Goldberg had arrived in California for a vacation, a gunman relieved him of his naivete and $3,000 in cash. "I had a gun put in my mouth in Santa Monica," said Goldberg, who until that point had lived a sheltered life in the confines of Johannesburg's wealthy northern suburbs. "It was a real eye-opener for me." The education continued.
SPORTS
August 16, 1989
Mike Secrest of Scottsdale, Ariz., widened his lead in the Race Across AMerica Tuesday as the front riders passed through Santa Rosa, N.M., in the third day of the race that started in Costa Mesa. Secrest, who won in 1987, rode past the Santa Rosa checkpoint at 4:23 p.m., well ahead of Paul Solon of Tiburon, Calif. Solon went through the same checkpoint at 5:50 p.m. Johnny Goldberg of Beverly Hills is in third, about three hours off the lead.
HEALTH
April 17, 2000 | GARY METZKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three days after arriving in the United States from South Africa in 1979, Johnny Goldberg was held up and robbed of $3,000 at a Santa Monica hotel. Virtually penniless after the incident and without a job, he persuaded the owners of a Venice gym to give him a job as a personal trainer. He had worked for years at a gym above his father's pharmacy in Johannesburg.
HEALTH
November 8, 2004 | Roy M. Wallack
A decade ago, a West L.A. endurance cyclist, body builder and personal trainer named Johnny Goldberg built a stationary bike that had the look and feel of a road racer and created the group aerobic exercise known as Spinning. Spinning classes remain popular, and now fitness equipment manufacturers are making inroads into the growing market for home and gym versions. * Feels like the real thing Star Trac Spinner NXT: Pricey spinning bike clad in rustproof aluminum skin.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2006 | Roy M. Wallack, Special to The Times
JACK LaLANNE was already famous by the time he visited Los Angeles in 1939. He'd set records by doing 1,000 push-ups without stopping, and had founded the first modern health club six years earlier in Berkeley. But he almost certainly wouldn't have ended up with a TV fitness hour that ran from 1951 to 1984 -- or have been immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- had he not headed to Muscle Beach, the spit of sand in the shadow of the Santa Monica Pier that was already making L.
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November 21, 1995 | LIZ BRODY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pardon this fanny for even existing, but I don't have all day to buff my babeage at the gym. I've got more like an hour, max--and in that hour I want the kind of workout you can aim like a can of Raid and, zap! terminate fat cells. Can you relate? If not, did you catch the much publicized, though criticized, Harvard study in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. last spring that suggested that only "vigorous" exercise can extend your life?
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December 10, 1997 | DIANE SEO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Heads bowed and eyes closed, the cyclists sway from side to side, their legs pedaling madly as they visualize themselves sprinting down a mountain slope with a pack of other racers. Leading the way is Johnny Goldberg, the founder of Spinning, the fitness craze that transformed the ho-hum stationary bike into an international phenomenon. Goldberg, better known as Johnny G, describes Spinning as his spiritual gift to the world.
HEALTH
September 19, 2011 | Roy Wallack, Gear
Things look a little rough for Arnold Schwarzenegger right now. But as tarnished politicians (think Eliot Spitzer), businessmen (Michael Milken) and Hollywood stars (Robert Downey Jr.) have proved, it is possible to resuscitate one's image with purposeful hard work. And there might be no better avenue for Schwarzenegger than to go back to his roots and invest his celebrity, powers of persuasion and vast array of connections in a grand public project that would educate, entertain, boost the economy and properly enshrine Los Angeles' rightful place in the development of a world-renowned industry: the International Fitness Museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Touring Hollywood's historic but long-decayed core, Mayor Richard Riordan on Thursday marked a trio of milestones, including a symbolically powerful move by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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